Manager in Disability Resource Centre

Suva, Fiji
30 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
04 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Campus Life

The Disability Resource Centre is part of the Campus Life within Learning, Teaching and Student Services which provides quality services aimed at enhancing access to and the educational outcomes of disability students. Campus Life staff are expected to collaborate with the University community, leading, advising and contributing to discussions on strategic change, relevant policy and regulations as well as system and process improvement. The Disability Resource Centre will work collaboratively with students and staff with disabilities, administrative staff in Admissions, Student Services, including medical staff, the Faculties, and with academic staff to identify and implement appropriate arrangements for individual students with disabilities.

The Opportunity

The Manager of the Disability Resource Centre plays a central role in the development of policy and procedures which relate to student and staff disability issues. USP’s Inclusive Disability Services provide disability advice, expertise and support to the University stakeholders and is committed to leading USP towards becoming an inclusive education provider; eliminating barriers for people (students and staff) with disabilities wherever they exist.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • Post graduate qualifications or progress towards post graduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience; or
  • Extensive experience and management expertise; or
  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training;
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills;
  • Demonstrated success working in a diverse, multi-lingual environment;
  • Legislation and policy knowledge with regards to Disability Inclusiveness practices and benchmarks at other tertiary institutions;
  • Ability to formulate and deliver disability advice and solutions tailored to particular environments.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills;
  • Computer and administrative skills;
  • Proven success in planning, budget management, resource allocation and program monitoring processes within a large organisation;
  • A demonstrated commitment to creating and supporting a quality service culture;
  • A track record of designing and facilitating workshops and learning experiences;
  • A proven commitment to non-discrimination on any grounds: gender, age, sexual orientation, physical, mental and health abilities, ethnicity, race or cultural background;
  • Success as a self-starter and also a team player;
  • A sense of humour.

The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range: Band 3 FJ $59, 813 to FJ $78, 700 per annum (Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)          

Enquiries: Glenn Pope, Group Manager Campus Life; tel.: (679) 32 32351;

Closing date for applications: 4 November 2016

How to Apply

Candidates are strongly encouraged to use the University’s online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at   Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email:  or Manual applications are no longer accepted.

Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, academic transcript and names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.